I Give It a Year by Helen Whitaker 3* With or Without You by Helen Warner 3* The Stand-In by Lily Chu 3* You've Reached Sam by Dustin Thao 3* The Shaadi Set-Up by Lillie Vale 3*
The Trouble With Love by Claire Contreras 2* Trusting Hearts by Aria Bliss 2* Tennessee Truths by Ashley Munoz 2* Only Once by Ashley Munoz 2* One Day in Summer by Shari Low 2* The Man I Didn't Marry by Anna Bell 2* Pieces of a Life by Jewel E Ann 2* Memories of a Life by Jewel E Ann 2* Stealing Home by Sherryl Woods 2*
The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell - 3* The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O'Farrell - 4* Hell Bent by Leigh Bardugo - 4.5* How Long 'Til Black Future Month - 4* Lost in the Moment and Found by Seanan McGuire - 3.5* How to Sell a Haunted House by Grady Hendrix - 4.5*
Haunted House was incredibly fun. I've read almost all of his books and this is one of the best.
Hell Bent was great in general but I really liked how it ended with a good setup for future books.
I read Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman - 3* It was kind of slow and I didn't really like the writing style, but it was a good story. A World of Curiosities by Louise Penny - 3* I read this one based on some recommendations from last months thread, so I may have had expectations that were too high. I thought there were too many unanswered questions. The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner - 3* Three Girls From Bronzeville - 4* I worry that certain people would look at this story and be like, "See? Bootstraps! If one can make it, why can't the other two?" But in reality, anyone who thinks like that is probably not reading this book. Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus - 4* I know this is the October book, but I was on hold forever so when it came up, I grabbed it. It took me a while to warm up to it, but then I really liked it. I like how anti-stereotypical woman she was. Especially in regards to logic vs. emotion. Everything about her was based in logic.
Liberation Day by George Saunders - excellent It Ends with Us - Colleen Hoover - DNF Sea of Tranquility - Emily St. John Mandel - lovely I Came All This Way to Meet You - Jami Attenburg - insightful memoir, but a little repetitive Our Missing Hearts - Celest Ng - I liked it more than Little Fires Everywhere. Flagged a little in the middle but touching ending
Audio: Hundred Years of Lenni and Margo by Marianne Cronin 4*
Visual: People we Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry 2* Last Girl Ghosted by Lisa Unger 3* The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein (started in Oct) 4* We Begin at the End by Chris Whitaker 3* This Time Tomorrow by Emma Straub 4*